One of my favorite techniques for shooting street photography is just to stand in the middle of a busy sidewalk and wait for people to walk towards me. If you’d like to learn about different methods to shoot the street I provide regular workshops and private photo tours.
When I find an interesting background, I stop and wait for people to walk into the frame. In New York City there are always people walking into the frame. I’ve been proving private photo tours and street photography workshops for almost 9 years now. You can find more information about them online on my website.
Shadows and light are fabulous to capture. They lend a dramatic effect to a photo. When the sun is out in the morning or afternoon I search out shadows. We always work with the available light on private photo tours or street photography workshops.
If you take a photo tour or workshop with me you will likely experience my obsession with reflections. Whether they are in windows, mirrors or puddles, reflections make for fabulous street photography. You can see more information about my tours and workshops online.
Rain or shine you’ll see me on the streets shooting. That is also true of my street photography workshops and photo tours. There’s always something to shoot if you have an open mind. You can find more information on my site.
I tend to process most of my street photos in black and white. But there’s always the exception to the rule. Shooting in the afternoon light is fabulous for photos. We always find ways to take advantage of whatever the lighting situation is on photo tours and workshops.
Photo from a recent street photography workshop in Midtown.